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30-Sep-2018 Agartala

Break Pakistan into four : Subramanian Swamy

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded that Pakistan be broken into four regions - Sindh, Balochistan, Pakhtun and West Pakistan - and the first three must be handed over to India."This is the only solution to the India-Pakistan conflict," said...

30-Sep-2018 Agartala

Subramanian Swamy wants fresh probe into Subhas Bose's death

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday demanded a fresh probe into the death of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, who he claimed died not in a plane crash but while in Soviet custody."I am requesting the Modi government to institute a fresh commission to inquire...

23-Sep-2018 Agartala

Three held in Tripura, arms and ammunition seized

Three youths were arrested and two firearms and ammunition were seized from them on Sunday in southern Tripura's Sabroom, a town along the India-Bangladesh border, police said."The three were intercepted while travelling in a car in Sabroom. Two 9-mm pistols,...

15-Aug-2018 Agartala

Making Tripura 'drug free' is main goal : Biplab Kumar Deb

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Wednesday said that his government's main goal was to make the state "drug free" and ensure efficient and transparent governance.Deb for the first time unfurled the Tricolour at the Independence Day's main function...

09-Aug-2018 Agartala

BJP men continuing attacks on opposition in Tripura : Manik Sarkar

Ruling BJP members and their sponsored goons have continued their violent attacks on opposition parties in Tripura for the last five months while the misgovernance of the saffron party led alliance government has adversely affected the lives and livelihoods...

03-Aug-2018 Agartala

Record 3,350 kg ganja haul in Tripura : Police

Security forces have seized a record 3,350 kg of dry cannabis (ganja) valued at over Rs 2 crore and arrested two persons in Sepahijala district in west Tripura, police said on Friday."A joint team of security personnel and other officials led by Deputy Superintendent...

28-Jul-2018 Agartala

BJP to rebuild razed statue of Left leader : Biplab Kumar Deb

The BJP will reconstruct the razed statue of Tripura's communist leader Baidyanath Majumder and the police are probing the incident, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.Majumder's life-sized statue was knocked down late on Wednesday in...

28-Jul-2018 Agartala

BJP to rebuild razed statue of Left leader : Biplab Kumar Deb

The BJP will reconstruct the razed statue of Tripura's communist leader Baidyanath Majumder and the police are probing the incident, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Saturday.A Majumder's life-sized statue was knocked down late on Wednesday in...

14-Jun-2018 Guwahati/Agartala/Imphal

Northeast flood situation grim, Army help sought

The flood situation in the Northeast continued to be grim on Thursday with at least nine people losing their lives and thousands displaced in Assam, Manipur and Tripura, where the state governments have sought Armys help in rescue operations.Two people lost...

23-May-2018 Agartala, Tripura

GST, demonetisation PM's revolutionary steps: Venkaiah

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that enhanced focus on connectivity along with greater economic integration of our North East with ASEAN is crucial for the long-term progress, stability and better quality of life for all in the Northeastern...

18-May-2018 Agartala

Four killed in house collapses in Tripura

At least four people, including a child and a woman, were killed early on Friday in mud house collapses in two incidents in West Tripura district of Tripura after a downpour, officials said.Parts of Agartala were waterlogged by the heavy rains due to lack...

18-May-2018 Agartala

Congress limited to Punjab, Puducherry, Parivar : Biplab Kumar Deb

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had rightly predicted that after the Karnataka election, the Congress would be limited to three "Ps" - Punjab, Puducherry and Parivar, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has said."Modi's prophecy has come true," Deb said in...

21-Mar-2018 Agartala

Centre to invest Rs 2,587 cr in varied schemes : Biplab Kumar Deb

The Central government has promised to invest Rs 2,587 crore in various schemes and projects in Tripura, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday.Deb, who returned from a two-day visit from the national capital along with Deputy Chief Minister...

19-Mar-2018 New Delhi/Agartala

Tripura CM meets PM, seeks special package for state

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, who heads an 11-day-old BJP government in the state, on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a special package to overcome a "severe financial burden" the new government is saddled with, an official said."Tripura...

16-Mar-2018 Agartala

Tripura CM holds 'Janatar Darbar' to solve people's problems

Tripura's new Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday held his "Janatar Darbar" in a bid to resolve people's problems on the spot or without much delay as practically possible, an official said."Accompanied by all senior officials, including Chief Secretary...

10-Mar-2018 Agartala

Biplab Kumar Deb allocates portfolios; keeps Home, PWD

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday allotted portfolios to his ministers, keeping several important departments, including Home, PWD and Industries, with himself, an official said.Deb, along with his eight other ministerial colleagues, assumed...

10-Mar-2018 Agartala

Tripura CM allocates portfolios; keeps Home, PWD

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Saturday allotted portfolios to his ministers, keeping several important departments, including Home, PWD and Industries, with himself, an official said.Deb, along with his eight other ministerial colleagues, assumed...

09-Mar-2018 Agartala

BJP-led government takes charge of Tripura

A BJP-led government headed by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Friday assumed office in Tripura along with its ally IPFT, ending 25 long years of Left rule and leaving the once seemingly invincible Marxists in power only in Kerala.Governor Tathagata...

09-Mar-2018 Agartala

Growth, unity in northeast highest priority : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government had accorded the highest priority to the unity and development of India's northeastern region."The central government is working for the unity, integrity and development of the northeastern region,"...

06-Mar-2018 Agartala

RSS loyalist Biplab to be Tripura's 11th Chief Minister

Biplab Kumar Deb, the Chief Minister-designate of Tripura, has been a long-time RSS volunteer who is largely credited for the BJP's turnaround in the state elections -- winning 35 out 60 assembly seats and demolishing one of the last citadels of the Left Front...

06-Mar-2018 Agartala

Lenin statue in Tripura razed, post-poll violence continues

The post-poll violence in Tripura continued for the fourth day on Tuesday even as the administration, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) urged everyone to maintain peace.According to a leader of Communist Party...

03-Mar-2018 Agartala

Will go for non-Congress government in Meghalaya : Ram Madhav

The BJP on Saturday said people in the northeast have voted for a change in Tripura and Nagaland and its effort in Meghalaya would be to usher in a non-Congress government."We are happy with the trends so far in Tripura where the BJP looks like forming a...

16-Feb-2018 Agartala

Massive corruption in BJP government : Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said there was massive corruption in the BJP-led Central government and the abrupt announcement of demonetisation wreaked havoc on the life and livelihood of all."Corruption has increased to a large extent in every sphere...

15-Feb-2018 Agartala/Santir Bazar (Tripura)

Congress, Left parties have 'secret pact' for Tripura polls : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accused the Congress and Left parties of having a "secret understanding" for the February 18 Tripura Assembly polls."Congress and Left parties like in Kerala and West Bengal have a secret deal for the Tripura polls....

12-Feb-2018 Agartala

Congress helping CPI-M in Tripura : Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said the Congress is helping the ruling CPI-M in Tripura by splitting the non-Left vote share, for the upcoming February 18 assembly polls."Congress is practically helping the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) by...

07-Feb-2018 Agartala

BJP deceiving people, only doing publicity : Tarun Gogoi

The BJP governments both at the Centre and in the states are doing only publicity to deceive people, former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here on Wednesday, adding that the BJP has failed to keep any of its promises.He alleged that the Bharatiya...

06-Feb-2018 Agartala

Campaigning for Feb 18 Tripura assembly polls gains momentum

With assembly polls in Left-ruled Tripura less than two weeks away, the high-pitch campaigning is set to gain further momentum as top leaders are scheduled to come to canvass for their parties.Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Tripura unit spokesman Mrinal Kanti...

01-Feb-2018 Agartala

CPI-M's Manik Sarkar is India's 'poorest' CM

Marxist leader Manik Sarkar, who has been guiding the destiny of Tripura for 20 long years, remains arguably India's poorest Chief Minister, with a paltry Rs 1,520 cash in hand and Rs 2,410 in a bank account.In an affidavit submitted earlier this week with his...

31-Jan-2018 Agartala

Tripura polls outcome to push anti-BJP politics : Sitaram Yechury

The result of Tripura's February 18 assembly polls would boost "anti-BJP" national politics, Communist Party of India-Marxist General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Wednesday."The outcome of the assembly elections in Tripura would further push the anti-BJP...

31-Jan-2018 Agartala

No doubt that we will form government in Tripura, says BJP

There is no doubt that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would form government in Tripura after the February 18 assembly polls, its state chief Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday."BJP would come to power in Tripura ousting the CPI-M-led Left Front government...

29-Jan-2018 Agartala

Tripura to form 8th Left government : Manik Sarkar

CPI-M-led Left parties will win the elections and form the eighth Left Front government in Tripura, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Monday after filling his nomination for the February 18 assembly polls."CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist)-led Left Front...

27-Jan-2018 Agartala

Five killed in Tripura road accidents

Five persons, including two children and two women, have been killed in two road accidents in Tripura, police said on Saturday."Two children and two women were killed when their auto-rickshaw collided with a Bolero (SUV). Another passenger in the auto-rickshaw...

09-Jan-2018 Agartala

Agartala records season's lowest temperature

The mercury on Tuesday dropped to the season's lowest here at 6.3 degrees Celsius against the average temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, according to the Met Department."The lowest temperature in the coming few days is likely to plummet up to 5 degrees Celsius....

06-Jan-2018 Agartala/Shillong

Tripura parties' ally with BJP, Congress: Pre-poll activities pick up

With the political activities gradually picking up ahead of the crucial assembly elections in February in Left-ruled Tripura, tribal parties are negotiating with the BJP and Congress for electoral alliances, informed sources said on Saturday.Meanwhile, Bharatiya...

31-Dec-2017 Agartala

BJP and its government bluffing the people : Sitaram Yechuri

The BJP-led central government has no policies for the people and is just "bluffing" to the people, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Sunday."Narendra Modi and his BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)are bluffers, they are always bluffing the...

29-Dec-2017 Agartala

CPI-M, BJP attack each other in Tripura ahead of polls

With announcement of assembly elections in Tripura due soon, strident political attacks have become the order of the day in the Left-ruled state.Ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has been constantly targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

23-Dec-2017 Agartala

CPI-M will retain power in Tripura, get more seats, asserts party

The Left Front will retain power in Tripura, winning more seats and votes in the next assembly elections due in February, a CPI-M leader said here on Saturday after a one-day review meeting of the party."CPI-M-led Left Front will undoubtedly retain power...

16-Dec-2017 Agartala

Tripura celebrates 46th Vijay Diwas

Tripura observed 46th Vijay Diwas on Saturday to commemorate the sacrifices of Indian soldiers who died in the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War.The signing of the Instrument of Surrender by Pakistan forces' Eastern Command chief Lt Gen A.A.K. Niazi on December...

13-Dec-2017 Agartala

CPI-M, BJP trade charges over attacks on idols

Tripura's ruling CPI-M and the BJP on Wednesday accused each other of damaging Hindu idols to fuel communal tensions ahead of Assembly polls in February.Bijan Dhar, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) state Secretary, said Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh...

11-Dec-2017 Agartala/New Delhi

Fate of over 10,000 Tripura government teachers remains uncertain

The Supreme Court on Monday deferred hearing in the case relating to 10,323 government teachers of Tripura, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following an apex court order, prolonging uncertainty regarding their fate.The Tripura government school...

09-Dec-2017 Agartala

Tripura government school teachers call off road, railway blockade

The two-day old railway and road blockade called by a section of 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, was withdrawn on Saturday.According to police, braving rains, around...

08-Dec-2017 Agartala

10,323 Tripura government school teachers on the warpath

In a bid to save their jobs, 10,323 Tripura government school teachers, who are set to lose their jobs on December 31 following a Supreme Court verdict, launched an agitation from Friday.Around 150 teachers on Friday started a blockade of the national highway...

05-Dec-2017 Agartala

BJP demands President's Rule in Tripura

Alleging deterioration of law and order and attacks on its activists, the BJP on Tuesday demanded President's Rule in Tripura ahead of Assembly elections due in February 2018."Many BJP supporters and members have been killed and attacked by CPI-M cadres. Many...

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